Lonicera periclymenum 'Rhubarb and Custard'®

A new quite compact form of ruby-flowered, deliciously scented honeysuckle with an extended flowering season. More
1 x 3 litre plant, for spring/summer planting 511399-3L £26.95 In stock
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1 x 3 litre plant, for autumn planting 200609-3L £26.95 Delivery late September
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A new quite compact form of ruby-flowered, deliciously scented honeysuckle with an extended flowering season.

It's quite quick growing too. I love to pick this for a vase for my bedroom.

Genus Lonicera
Group/Species periclymenum
Variety Rhubarb and Custard
Type Hardy Climber
Common Name Woodbine
Border Position Climber
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 2m (7ft)
Spacing 1.5m (5ft)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant away from a wall or fence line and angle the plant so the growth is climbing into the supports provided. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting.
Care Tips Cut back established plants after flowering if they outgrow the available space, removing up to a third of the flowering shoots. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring or autumn.
Flowering June - September
Vase Life Sear stem ends for 30 seconds to maximise vase life.
Harvesting Flower production: 4 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Lonicera periclymenum 'Rhubarb and Custard'® reviews

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Helen

As usual from Sarah Raven, plants are of a really high quality. I have stopped buying from most other on-line suppliers and the larger garden centres as the plants either don't last or are forced. Planted my Lonicera in the early summer, already producing wonderful flowers and a magnificent scent. I know you do give offers, but could I suggest that loyal customers are tracked and given bonus points to exchange for plants.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jennifer

Arrived packaged well and in a healthy state. I have planted it in a large terracotta pot hoping it will climb up and cover the bottom bare branches of my Rosa Madame Alfred Carrière - so far it is doing well and flowering profusely!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Elizabeth

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Cass

Gorgeous plant that smells delicious. Arrived with 3 flowers and has kept going since. Very pleased.